Earlier this week I was nearly sideswiped by a car whose driver was distracted while driving nearly 70 miles an hour on the Durham Freeway. Was the culprit a phone? No — it was a child who was in the passenger seat. For those who think we should ban distractions while driving, I will again make my case that the most dangerous driving distractions are children and the parents who feed, talk to, yell at, sing with, dress, and read to their kids while driving. Do I want them banned? No. But I don’t think phones should be banned either.Read full article » No Comments »
San Bernardino is the third California city to declare bankruptcy. Since progressives tell us hiking taxes on the rich will help solve our fiscal problems, I think they should start in San Bernardino, Stockton, and Mammoth Lakes. There’s a lot of work to be done.
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More municipal bankruptcies are likely in California and throughout the nation, as cities continue to battle rising costs and a weak economy, said Eric Hoffman, an analyst at Moody’s Investors Service.
I”m astonished by the skimpy clothing so many women and girls wear in public and in the workplace. It leave me wondering why they possess such little modesty and self respect. Yes, media is full of sleazy images and detrimental role models, but that’s why parenting is so crucial. Now comes a study that illustrates what happens when parents fails to teach the virtue of modesty and society fails to value it.
For the study, which was published earlier this month in the journal Sex Roles, researchers asked dozens of girls from the Midwest between the ages of 6 and 9 to choose a doll that looked like themselves, that they wanted to look like, that would be most popular in school, or that they wanted to play with.
Across the board, they chose what have been termed the sexy dolls – dressed in tight and revealing clothing. LiveScience reports a total of 68 percent of the girls said the sexy doll represented how they themselves wanted to look, and 72 percent said the sexy doll would win a popularity contest up against the non-sexy doll.
It’s only natural for kids to want to be popular and want to mirror what they see in their friends and on TV. These days, there’s a lot of sleaze. It’s up to parents to ensure that they’re instilling values that override — at the very least, compete with — the sleaze. You don’t have to live in a bubble to do that. You do, however, have to be a confident, strong parent who lives the values you teach and a parent who isn’t afraid to reject the values of a culture in moral decline.Read full article » No Comments »